24 October 2010

How to Exempt PTPTN Loan / Convert It to Scholarship

As you all probably know, undergraduate with "First Class Honours" is not required to pay PTPTN loan and can convert it as scholarship. If undergraduates who hope to exempt PTPTN loan, one simple thing can do is do your role as students and get first class at the end of the Undergraduate Degree Journey.

All latest information about this exemption scheme can be found in PTPTN official website. Basically, all we need to do is to prove a official letter, a verified copy of the degree certificate, and a verified copy of transcript. But for those from private university, a verified copy of program accreditation is required; and for those the degree certificate does not mention about "First Class Honours ", a verification letter is required to prove the certificate is equivalent to "First Class Honours" status.

After all documents mentioned above are prepared, applicants can send them to the address as shown below:
Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional
Lot G2, Tingkat Bawah
Wisma Chase Perdana Off Jalan Semantan
Damansara Heights 50490 Kuala Lumpur
(u.p: Cik Noorzila Bt Yaacob
Note: This scheme only for the successful loan applicants before 01 July 2005 / the loan applicants who are going to finish their undergraduate degree after January 2010.

A Malay Version, which can found from PTPTN official forum, of this procedure is shown below:

"Untuk makluman, pengecualian bayaran balik pinjaman hanya akan dipertimbangkan kepada peminjam yang mendapat Ijazah Sarjana Muda Kelas Pertama sahaja ( Kelulusan pinjaman sebelum 01 Julai 2005 / tamat pengajian bermula Januari 2010). Sekiranya CGPA yang diperolehi peminjam dikategorikan oleh IPT kelas pertama maka peminjam layak untuk dipertimbangkan pengecualian bayaran balik pinjaman.

Peminjam boleh menghantar permohonan dengan menyertakan pekara berikut :
1. Surat rasmi permohonan pengecualian bayaran balik.
2. Salinan ijazah yang disahkan benar oleh pendaftar/penolong pendaftar bahagian akademik universiti sahaja.
3. Salinan transkrip yang disahkan benar oleh pendaftar/penolong pendaftar bahagian akademik universiti sahaja.
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4. Surat pengesahan keputusan setaraf kelas pertama jika tiada perkataan kelas pertama tertulis pada ijazah.
5. Salinan sijil akreditasi dari Lembaga Akreditasi Negara bagi pelajar dibawah institusi pengajian tinggi swasta.
 

 

 
Kegagalan peminjam untuk memenuhi kesemua kriteria di atas , permohonan tidak akan diproses.
 
Permohonan peminjam boleh dihantar ke alamat berikut :

Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional
Lot G2, Tingkat Bawah
Wisma Chase Perdana Off Jalan Semantan
Damansara Heights 50490 Kuala Lumpur
(u.p: Cik Noorzila Bt Yaacob)" (Source: PTPTN Forum)

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Written by: Xaivier Chia

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Example of Surat Rasmi
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YOUR NAME
YOUR ADDRESS

DATE

Unit Penguatkuasaan dan Kutipan Balik,
Bahagian Pinjaman pelajar,
Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional,
Lot G2, Tingkat Bawah, Wisma Chase Perdana,
Off Jalan Semantan,
Damansara Heights,
50490, Kuala Lumpur.

Tuan / Puan,

Memohon Pengecualian Bayaran bagi Ijazah Kepujian Kelas Pertama

Merujuk kepada perkara di atas, saya, YOUR NAME, No KP : xxxxxx-xx-xxxx graduat dari YOUR UNIVERSITY NAME ingin memohon pengecualian bayaran bagi ijazah kepujian kelas pertama.

Untuk pengetahuan Tuan / Puan, saya menamatkan pengajian saya dalam PROGRAM NAME di UNIVERSITY NAME dengan PNGK 4.0. Lampiran yang disertakan bersama dengan surat ini adalah salinan ijazah dan salinan transkrip yang telah disahkan oleh penolong pendaftar dari Bahagian Akademik.


Untuk memudahkan rujukan oleh Tuan / Puan, saya menyertakan bersama nombor rujukan PTPTN iaitu PTPTN/SPP/x/20xx/0x/xxxxx.

Saya mendahului dengan ucapan ribuan terima kasih kepada pihak Tuan / Puan atas jasa baik Tuan / Puan.


Sekian.

Yang Benar,

_________________
(YOUR NAME)

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(P/S: Please refer to PTPTN Official Website or Forum for latest updates or information)


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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  1. Is there any other way to find out my nombor rujukan? / Where to get the ptptn reference number ? sspn ?
    • The reference number can be found in PTPTN offer letter.
    • If the offer letter is lost, another way is to call PTPTN about this matter.
       
  2.  Normally how long ptptn takes to reply/inform my status whether success/fail??
    • According to my previous experience: I received an acknowledgement letter from PTPTN (around 2~3 month) first, then I received another letter about the status of my application for another 4~6 months. (Sorry, I have forgetten the exact duration.)
       
  3. All the documents have to verified by "pendaftar/penolong pendaftar bahagian akademik universiti"?
    • All the duplicated results and certificate are required to be verified by "pendaftar/penolong pendaftar bahagian akademik universiti".
       
      There are only one "pendaftar" and maybe two~three "penolong pendaftar" in "pendaftar bahagian akademik universiti".
       
      FYI, "pendaftar bahagian akademik universiti" is where you will be given your hard copy certificate after your convocation ceremony. After that, you need to go to photocopy one set, then pass them back to "pendaftar bahagian akademik" for verification together with original certificate.
  4. What is PNGK 4.0?
    • PNGK (In Malay) = GPA (English)
  5.  Is a recommendation letter required?
    1. Personally, I do not think it is necessary to include a recommendation letter. This is because this PTPTN loan exemption is for ALL students who achieve First Class Honor in their undergraduate study.
  6.  Is the information in this post always up-to-date?
    • No. This post simply records and shares our previous experience. Therefore, for the sake of avoiding major mistakes, please refere to No. 7. for latest information.
  7. More information and source needed?
    • BORANG AKUAN PELAJAR
      • http://www.ptptn.gov.my/docs/AKUAN%20PELAJAR%20KELAS%20PERTAMA-300610.pdf
    • For more information, please visit PTPTN official website
      • http://www.ptptn.gov.my/web/guest/pembiayaan/pengecualian
    • PTPTN forum.
      • A friendly PTPTN staff is available to give you latest answer about this application
      • http://app.mohe.gov.my/forum/index.php?sid=c85d9c35daa0b0d8bc3b932a8c7dca0c 
    • Exemption from Loan Repayment - Q&A from PTPTN:
      • http://www.ptptn.gov.my/web/english/FAQ-english/repayment/exemption
Other questions:
  1. What if I have already received the "letter of instruction to repay" by PTPTN before I receive the letter about the status of my loan repayment exemption application? Should I make the repayment first? Did it happen to you? i hope u can give me advice on this. (asked by XUXUN)

    •  Apparently, you have three options:
      1. Ignore the repayment matter.

      2. Pay back some money based on instruction as donation to ptptn.

      3. Pay back some money based on instruction, then claim them back once you have been awarded loan exemption. I am no idea about the procedure to claim back those money. But, probably, it will take time and need you to prepare some documents.

      In fact, all graduates (who have ptptn loan) should start pay back their loan once they have income. The instruction letter is just a reminder or a guidance.

      Therefore, for me, I prefer the first option to avoid unnecessary trouble. However, ptptn may require you to pay some interest, if any (I guess only). But it is still much better than option 2 and 3 (unless you want to do some donation).
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  2. Usually we get our degree certificate after our convocation right? Is there anyway to apply the for the exemption before that period (such as get any documents? temporary certicate to prove you graduate with first honour?). Convocation is around Oct 2012 and I got my final result in May. Afraid cannot apply that exemption in time and have to pay back the loan, or not eligible to apply for the exemption if delay too long.

    • Actually, I also got my certificate around September eventhough I got my result around May previously. Therefore, I believe that it should be a common situation for most local graduates.
      In addition, supposedly, you are given one year to apply this application.
      Before you receive certificate, you can get preparation first, so that you can mail all documents immediately once you get your certicate.
      Since it is quite time-consuming to prepare those documents, it is better to mail them via postlaju or post-daftar to avoid any unnecassry potential issue.
  3. Can anyone post an example of Letter of certification of first class? My degree certificate did not Hv the words "First Class"... I just went to ask my university academic division for the letter of certification of first class...they ask me to write myself and then get certified from them...how shud i write the letter?

    • Although I also no idea about the letter, I think all you need to do is write a format letter with at least the information of the following draft letter in Malay:

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      From: Your university academic division (Full address)
      To: PTPTN (Full address) DATE(Left)

      Greeting.

      Title: "pengesahan keputusan setaraf kelas pertama"
      This is to certify that NAME, IC, has been awarded the "First Class Honor Degree" from UNIVESITY NAME in YEAR.

      For any inquiry, please contact "STAFF of Your university academic division" via TEL NO or EMAIL ADDRESS.

      Yours faithfully,
      (SIGN by DEPUTY REGISTAR)
      (OFFICIAL STAMP)
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  4. I have apply for the exemption but still didnt get any reply after wait for 2 months, is there any futher step i need to take or the application fail already?

    • I think you should make sure PTPTN has received your application first.

      Actually, I forget how long I was waiting last time. Supposedly, it took around 4~6 months for me to receive the "good news" from PTPTN officially via mail.

      After ensuring PTPTN is processing your application, you can just focus on your daily life and wait for "good news" as long as you are eligible for the exemption.

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Updated (Dec 2011):
1. BORANG AKUAN PELAJAR
http://www.ptptn.gov.my/docs/AKUAN%20PELAJAR%20KELAS%20PERTAMA-300610.pdf

2. For more information, please visit PTPTN official website.
http://www.ptptn.gov.my/web/guest/pembiayaan/pengecualian

alternative link: http://www.ptptn.gov.my/web/guest/bayaran-balik/pengecualian
(p/s: Thanks for Arthas Lim for sharing this alternative link on Nov 2013)

Updated (July 2012):
- Minor grammer correction for the sample letter.

Updated (Nov 2012):
- Summarised FAQ.

Updated (Dec 2012):
- Updated FAQ.

Updated (Feb 2013):
- Official Information regarding the conversion of PTPTN to scholarship starting on 1 Jan 2010 and onwards:
http://www.ptptn.gov.my/docs/Pekeliling/1-2010.pdf
(p/s: Thanks for Taren for highlighting this document on 25/2/2013)

All the best for all applicants.

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90 comments:

Lutfi AbdHamid said...

Is the administrative cost will also get exempted along with the loan?

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Lutfi,

Good question.

The letter from PTPTN only mentions that the loan has been exempted successfully and the right to cancel this exemption is reserved according to the terms and conditions of the application.

By the way, the administrative cost is relatively very low. So the first thing should be to make sure the application will succeed.

Good luck for your application. ^^

Lutfi AbdHamid said...

Thank You fer da Infos ;)

Cheryl said...

hi,

according to the website, there isn't a need for an official letter. so do i still need to provide the letter when i apply?

if yes, what official letter is that? one i write myself?

thank you

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Cheryl,

I am not sure which website you refer to. However, according to PTPTN Forum, we do need to provide a "Surat rasmi".

This letter should be written by yourself in Malay. Its content should cover your personal details, purposes, etc. Just like a cover letter which introduce what you want, what you have attract in the letter etc.

All the best.

(P/S: Please find a sample of official letter in the post)

Best wishes

Xaivier Chia said...

Exemption from Loan Repayment - Q&A from PTPTN:

http://www.ptptn.gov.my/web/english/FAQ-english/repayment/exemption

All the best

admin said...

Thanx Xavier for really good info and post the official letter, hope my application success soon.... ! Lets pray for me... ;-)

admin said...

Oh,sorry,how if my loan not before 1july 2005,and i graduate on 2008 with 1st class? Will they consider me? I really just curious bout this....

Xaivier Chia said...

"Question 1:
Who is eligible for exemption from loan repayment?

Answer:
Eligible borrowers are borrowers whose loan are approved before 1 July 2005 and those who complete their bachelor’s degree studies with first class honours.... " (http://www.ptptn.gov.my/web/english/FAQ-english/repayment/exemption
)

OR those graduate after Jan 2010 (based on my memory).

Therefore, obviously, you are not eligible for the exemption.

In addition, I saw few newspaper articles reports this matter but it does not change the conditions for the exemption.

Based on my limited information, the exemption of loan "before July 2005" was given by PTPTN, but "after Jan 2010" is given by Malaysian government from its limited budget.

Remember, someone must pay for the loan, either by PTPTN or taxpayers.

Therefore, sometimes, we need to appreciate what we have now.

By the way, if you already prepare those documents for the application, why not just email it to PTPTN for a try? But all application should be sent within one year after the date of graduation.

All the best^^

Lee雨天lls said...

hello, may I know hoe to get this PTPTN/SPP/x/20xx/0x/xxxxx.

Please advise me..Thanks a lot..

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Lee,

About "nombor rujukan PTPTN", supposedly, you can find it from the contract/agreement of PTPTN loan which was issued by PTPTN to you.

Best wishes.

tanages said...

hi,

i couldnt find my loan contract to look for my 'nombor rujukan ptptn'.. is there any other way to find out my nombor rujukan?

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi tanages,

The reference number can be found in PTPTN offer letter.

If the offer letter is lost, maybe the only way is to call PTPTN about this matter.

Actually, I suspect that maybe we can just ignore it (reference number) since PTPTN should be able to "search" all applicants' information based on our IC number.

Normally, it is just a matter of "human being".

(p/s: You are welcome to share with me here if you find out that actually we can ignore the reference number in the letter. Thanks in advance^^)

Best wishes.

tanages said...

Thank u for the information. I called ptptn n they gave me my number.. its not complicated at all.. just ask the lady for my num and she gave it.. though she also reminds me to include my ic as well..

Xaivier Chia said...

I see. All the best for your application ^^

thlim213 said...

hi,

the surat rasmi must use hand writting?

normally how long ptptn takes to reply/inform my status whether success/fail??

thx..

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi thlim213,

Actually, I cannot on behalf PTPTN to answer your questions about PTPTN. But I still can share my experience with you.

1. No sure. But last time I just typed the surat rasmi and printed it out for my application. And so far, I do not hear about "hand writting" matter. Where you get this information?

2. Last time, I received an acknowledgement letter from PTPTN (around 2~3 month) first, then I received another letter about the status of my application for another 4~6 months. (Sorry, I have forgetten the exact duration.)

All the best.

p/s: Do call PTPTN after mailing the application documents (after 1~2 weeks) to ensure PTPTN receives the application documents. Then, you can start wait for good news.

Xaivier Chia said...

BORANG AKUAN PELAJAR
http://www.ptptn.gov.my/docs/AKUAN%20PELAJAR%20KELAS%20PERTAMA-300610.pdf

For more information, please visit PTPTN official website.
http://www.ptptn.gov.my/web/guest/pembiayaan/pengecualian

All the best.

XUXUN said...

hey Xavier, thank you for your sharing. It's very informative and helpful. What if I have already received the "letter of instruction to repay" by PTPTN before I receive the letter about the status of my loan repayment exemption application? Should I make the repayment first? Did it happen to you? i hope u can give me advice on this. Thank you.

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Xuxun,

First, congratulation.

Hmmm... Supposedly, once we have received the exemption letter, it means we do not have any loan with ptptn. So, what repayment should we make?

For my case, I still do not receive any letter about loan payment from ptptn.

For your case, I think you can update or check your status once again with ptptn by providing your IC and the reference number of exemption letter via phone call or mail.

In short, just keep your money and use them wisely to bring more contribution to people around you.

All the best^^

XUXUN said...

Thank you for replying in such a short time. I really appreciate it. I am sorry for my previous question because it was misleading.

My situation is actually like this. I have graduated 5 months ago. According to PTPTN website and some of my seniors, PTPTN will start sending the borrowers instruction letter to repay the loan on the 6th month, which is supposed to be the next month. However, I haven't apply for exemption from loan repayment because I haven't got my certificate and academic transcript yet. (I'll probably receive it next week)

I suppose that I will receive the instruction letter to repay my loan next month before I am able to make an application to exempt my loan, or getting the response from PTPTN regarding the application. So, do you think I should start my repayment first? or should I just wait until I receive the letter about my exemption status?

Thank you

Xaivier Chia said...

I see. No problem.

First, please once again make sure you are qualified for loan exemption (based on the requirement from ptptn), and apply for exemption once you have all required documents.

After that, apparently, you have three options:
1. Ignore the repayment matter.

2. Pay back some money based on instruction as donation to ptptn.

3. Pay back some money based on instruction, then claim them back once you have been awarded loan exemption. I am no idea about the procedure to claim back those money. But, probably, it will take time and need you to prepare some documents.

In fact, all graduates (who have ptptn loan) should start pay back their loan once they have income. The instruction letter is just a reminder or a guidance.

Therefore, for me, I prefer the first option to avoid unnecessary trouble. However, ptptn may require you to pay some interest, if any (I guess only). But it is still much better than option 2 and 3 (unless you want to do some donation).

I hope this small sharing based on my limited capability can help you.

Best wishes^^

XUXUN said...

yes, Xaivier, it did help a lot. I graduated first class but I never really put much hope in applying this until I see your post. I will give it a try anyway.

Allow me to thank you later again when I got my exemption.

Thank you.

Xaivier Chia said...

You are welcome, Xuxun.

You reserve the award, so you MUST try your best to apply it and get it.

Although the amount of loan may not very significance, it is undeniable a recognization for your efford in your study when you was a student.

Bachelor's degree is just one part of our life journey. There are lots of challeges waiting for you.

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.^^

Nee said...

Hi Xaivier,

Thanks for sharing all the information. I found it very useful :)
Btw, I would like to ask you some questions too.

1. Is the address given in your blog post still active? Did they change/update any new address?

2. Apart from all the documents you mentioned above, do I still need to fill in the form(I heard there is an application form)? But I don't know where can I get it >.<

3. So after I passed all these documents to the person in charge in my university, is there anything else I need to do?

Thanks a lot :)))

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Nee,

1. Yup, everything is possible. Therefore, please refer to PTPTN Official Website or Forum for latest update or information.

2. Yes, but I only know about BORANG AKUAN PELAJAR at the link below:
http://www.ptptn.gov.my/docs/AKUAN%20PELAJAR%20KELAS%20PERTAMA-300610.pdf

3. You can go and make sure PTPTN has received your documents. You can call them after one or two weeks. Then, you need patience and wait for the good news.

For more information, please visit PTPTN official website.
http://www.ptptn.gov.my/web/guest/pembiayaan/pengecualian


Lastly, please use the PTPTN forum. A friendly PTPTN staff is available to give you latest answer about this application.

All the best. ^^

rick said...

Hi Xavier,

I just graduated from Sheffield Hallam University which has collaboration with TARC in the top up degree programme.

I have obtained first class and how should we verify the certificate and transcript? send back to UK to verify?

Your reply is highly appreciated.

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Rick,

Sorry, I really no idea about your case, whether you are eligible for this award.

So, I would like to suggest you to call PTPTN first to confirm that you are qualified for this award before preparing those documents.

After that, do ask PTPTN about whether TARC can verify your certificate and transcript on behalf of Sheffield Hallam University.

All the best.

Orangeel said...

Thank you for this useful post.

Ziera Ieyah said...

if i graduate at 2013 is it ok for me to apply for it??

May said...

Hi Xaivier! Thank you for sharing this with us :) its really helpful. I just have one question;

When we send in the application, should we only include the documents / paper work that is required or it's also good to include a recommendation letter?

Looking forward to your reply.

Thanks! :)

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi May,

Personally, I do not think it is necessary to include a recommendation letter. This is because this PTPTN loan exemption is for ALL students who achieve First Class Honor in their undergraduate study.

All the best for your application ^^

May said...

thank you for your prompt reply! :)

JasonJiNz said...

Usually we get our degree certificate after our convocation right?

Is there anyway to apply the for the exemption before that period (such as get any documents? temporary certicate to prove you graduate with first honour?). Convocation is around Oct 2012 and I got my final result in May. Afraid cannot apply that exemption in time and have to pay back the loan, or not eligible to apply for the exemption if delay too long.

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Jason,

Actually, I also got my certificate around September eventhough I got my result around May previously. Therefore, I believe that it should be a common situation for most local graduates.

In addition, supposedly, you are given one year to apply this application.

Before you receive certificate, you can get preparation first, so that you can mail all documents immediately once you get your certicate.

Since it is quite time-consuming to prepare those documents, it is better to mail them via postlaju or post-daftar to avoid any unnecassry potential issue.

All the best and congratulation.

JasonJiNz said...

Thanks for the reply!

JasonJiNz said...

sorry, another question, all the documents have to verified by "pendaftar/penolong pendaftar bahagian akademik universiti"

Not really understand this, is it the DEAN or Deputy Dean of the faculty?

Xaivier Chia said...

Yup, all your results and certificate are required to be verified by "pendaftar/penolong pendaftar bahagian akademik universiti".

There are only one "pendaftar" and maybe two~three "penolong pendaftar" in "pendaftar bahagian akademik universiti".

FYI, "pendaftar bahagian akademik universiti" is where you will be given your hard copy certificate after your convocation ceremony. After that, you need to go to photocopy one set, then pass them back to "pendaftar bahagian akademik" for verification together with original certificate.

All the best.

unpublishable said...

May i know, if i graduate on 2013, is me eligible for the exemption? And how to define the first class honors? Is it base on my own instituted rank or based on local university rank (as what i heard is that, some cgpa of first class honors in private university is lower than those local university)?

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi there,

Supposedly, yes.

For private university, refer to the content of my post above: (http://xaivierchia.blogspot.com/2010/10/how-to-exempt-ptptn-loan-convert-it-to.html)

"But for those from private university, a verified copy of program accreditation is required; and for those the degree certificate does not mention about "First Class Honours ", a verification letter is required to prove the certificate is equivalent to "First Class Honours" status"

All the best.

LOKE, AIA BERHAD. said...

Hi.

I graduated in 2008. My loan application was approved in 2004. My course was a three year degree from UUM (a public university in Kedah) but I finished it in 3 years and 6 months (7 semesters instead of 6 semesters).

My question is "Am I entitled to the loan exemption?"

Your immediate reply is very much appreciated in advance.

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Loke,

Normally, in PTPTN contract, borrowers need to complete their study according to the terms and conditions.

But, if you do receive first class honour undergraduate degree from your university, I recommend you to apply this exemption too.

All the best.

Ras said...

Hi,

I have apply for the exemption but still didnt get any reply after wait for 2 months, is there any futher step i need to take or the application fail already?


Thanks advance for the reply

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Ras,

I think you should make sure PTPTN has received your application first.

Actually, I forget how long I was waiting last time. Supposedly, it took around 4~6 months for me to receive the "good news" from PTPTN officially via mail.

After ensuring PTPTN is processing your application, you can just focus on your daily life and wait for "good news" as long as you are eligible for the exemption.

Good luck.

xiaohuahua said...

May I know if I receive first class honour undergraduate degree from my university 2012, still can apply for exemption?

Xaivier Chia said...

Dear all visitors,

It is glad to see your comments in this blog.

Recently, I have received many technical questions about PTPTN exemption matter. Frankly speaking, I cannot always provide up-to-date information about PTPTN matter.

Therefore, I would like to recommend the official PTPTN forum for you to get more reliable and up-to-date information. In fact, the forum provides a platform for visitors to ask questions, which will be replied directly by PTPTN staff.

The webpage is:
"http://app.mohe.gov.my/forum/index.php?sid=c85d9c35daa0b0d8bc3b932a8c7dca0c"

Lastly, I sincerely hope that all applicants will eventually receive this award. I also hope that you will use this award wisely to contribute more to our society in the future.

Best wishes,
Xaivier Chia

Chegiap Ng said...

Hi, Can anyone post an example of Letter of certification of first class? My degree certificate did not Hv the words "First Class"...

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Chegiap,

I think you can try to go to academic registry of your university to require the letter first.

Best wishes.



摩羯座的女孩 said...

what is PNGK 4.0?

Xaivier Chia said...

PNGK (In Malay) = GPA (English)

ryanne said...

Thanks for the sharing. I was total clueless to write the official letter in malay lol.. Hopefully my application can go smooth with your letter template :)

craxgrl said...

Thank you. Your post is very clear and is very helpful to me~!

Chegiap Ng said...

I just went to ask my university academic division for the letter of certification of first class...they ask me to write myself and then get certified from them...how shud i write the letter?

KDU Chiu said...

Just wanted to say, thanks for drafting a surat rasmi sample for graduated students.
:)

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Chegiap Ng,

Although I also no idea about the letter, I think all you need to do is write a format letter with at least the information of the following draft letter in Malay:

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From: Your university academic division (Full address)
To: PTPTN (Full address) DATE(Left)

Greeting.

Title: "pengesahan keputusan setaraf kelas pertama"
This is to certify that NAME, IC, has been awarded the "First Class Honor Degree" from UNIVESITY NAME in YEAR.

For any inquiry, please contact "STAFF of Your university academic division" via TEL NO or EMAIL ADDRESS.

Yours faithfully,
(SIGN by DEPUTY REGISTAR)
(OFFICIAL STAMP)
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I hope this can help you.

All the best.

iRviNe said...

where to get the ptptn reference number ? sspn ?

Xaivier Chia said...

Dear all visitors/readers,

It is glad to receive and read your comments from this blog.

To avoid repetitive questions, I have summarised all the discussion in the post.

Please refer to the FAQ of the post.

All the best to all applicants.

Best wishes,
Xaivier Chia

Vin said...

May I know what a verified copy of program accreditation is? or Salinan sijil akreditasi dari Lembaga Akreditasi Negara bagi pelajar dibawah institusi pengajian tinggi swasta? How & whr can I get it? Thanks in advance =)

Vin said...

In addition, is it as the link below? Just print it out? Need to be verified by MQA?

e.g.,
http://www.mqa.gov.my/mqr/papar.cfm?NoRujA=MQA/FA2053

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Vin,

I am very sorry since I have no experience about the aforementioned case.

But I think you can find the answer from PTPTN forum/website. Please refer to the FAQ No 7 in the post.

All the best.


p/s: To save your time, please use ctrl + F, then find 'FAQ'.

Noblebraska said...

Hi Xaivier,

Just a question, is the address's unit (Unit Penguatkuasaan dan Kutipan Balik) still valid ?

When I gave them a call asking what address I should put, they mention that just send to PTPTN address will do. I'm just worried by doing so might delay from sending to the "right" unit.

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Noblebraska,

Thanks for highlighting this question. Frankly speaking, I am not PTPTN staff and have no idea wherether the unit is still valid or not. This article is simply a tiny personal experiment sharing.

Since the mailing address is only PTPTN address plus an attention to Cik Noorzila Bt Yaacob as stated in this article, and the aforementioned (Unit Penguatkuasaan ...) is just written in the letter, apparently, as long as the person in-charge is still the same (that is Cik Noorzila Bt Yaacob), and the PTPTN address is still the same, it should be no problem.

p/s: One way to get rid of this kind of worry is to call PTPTN to ensure the person in-charge is still the same.
p/s: The unit address is only written in the example of format letter. FYI, I only mailed to PTPTN address without the unit address previously. Therefore, you are encouraged to follow PTPTN staff's advice as stated in your comment.

All the best.

martinkakashi said...

Hi,

I just wanna clarify a few things....

firstly, how long we usually need to wait?
do we need to make any payments during that waiting duration?
IF we need to pay, will the money returned back to us?
will we be charged with any administration costs albeit we are exempted?

thanks for the reply and it is greatly appreciated ^^

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Martinkakashi,

Friendly reminder: Similar questions have been asked and responsed previously. Please check them from the article (other question section).

All the best.

Ras said...

Thanks Xaivier, after the long time of waiting the scholarship conversion is done. Really thanks alot for all the info. it really take a long period to wait but worth it.

Kam Xia!!!

Xaivier Chia said...

You're welcome, Ras. It is good to hear from you again. All the best.

p/s: From your last comment, I estimate that you have waited for 7~8 months. I think it is a good indicator for other applicants to know that 7~8 months are needed for PTPTN to complete the conversion.

Taren said...

Hi bro i wanted to ask, frm where i can get the..

Salinan sijil akreditasi dari Lembaga Akreditasi Negara bagi pelajar dibawah institusi pengajian tinggi swasta?

I've studied at KLMUC and I searched the MQA website and found this

http://www.mqa.gov.my/MQR/english/epapar.cfm?NoRujA=A7830

Is this what its meant by salinan sijil akreditasi?

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Taren,

I am sorry because I am not sure where can get the sijil akreditasi.

Normally, you can get this kind of document from your Faculty office or academic registar's office.


All the best.

Taren said...

I have found out the info I needed. Thanks for you information provided here bro. By the way I found another document regarding the conversion to scholarship starting on 1 Jan 2010 and onwards. Hope it can help the others.

Here's the link:
http://www.ptptn.gov.my/docs/Pekeliling/1-2010.pdf

Xaivier Chia said...

Thanks, Taren.

I have updated this useful information in the content.

All the best for your application.

Taren said...

Tq

sharifah durrah said...

hi,firstly i wanted to thank you for the very helpful information from this site .

so anyway i graduated july last year ,recently i received a letter from ptptn (after 8 to 9 month of waiting) informing me that ;
1)my application is being process
2)and that i should make repayment as i am waiting for further news on the application

my question is , should i make the repayemnt ?

thanks

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Sharifah Durrah,

I shared my insight regarding similar question previously to Xuxun on 21st February 2012.

I believe you can easily find them by using FIND tool (CTRL+F) to avoid similar comments.

Thank you and all the best.

sharifah durrah said...

i must have missed that post,
thanks xaivier

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Sharifah Durrah, you are welcome and all the best for your application.

nixe said...

Hey, can I just ask..what is the CGPA considered as first class honours??

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi nixe,

It is dependent on your university. Normally, it should around 3.70 and above.

When CGPA fulfils the minimum requirement of a univerity, then we should able to find some sort of "First class" degree label on our certificate.

All the best.

Chuah said...

Hi Xaivier,

Thanks for ur useful information.

I got first class degree and I was applied the exemption ptptn loan, and thanks god finally I received the approved letter from PTPTN last 2 days.

But today when I try to check my loan balance in ptptn e-fes, I found that my loan balance still remain unchange, not yet 0.

Do u check ur e-fes before after u received the approved letter from ptptn? r they going to 0 the loan balance??

Thanks.

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Chuah,

I think it takes time for them to 'pass' the latest information to other department(s), and to update the status on the online system.

By the way, I haven't registered nor checked the e-fees. I think it is unnecessary because I already have the official written status (that is, the approved letter).

All the best and congratulation ^ ^

Tee said...

Hi Xalvier,

Thanks for your post, I'm following your guidelines to submit my exemption application, after 10 months of waiting, & it's approved :)

However, they mentioned sent me an official letter but I'm yet to receive it (had ask for resend to my email account instead), may I know what is the letter about & anything I need to do with it?)

I also paid for the repayments for months, how long it will take to receive the refund?

Thanks for your time.

Regards - Tee.

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Tee,

Congratulation.

The official letter should be the one that serves as an acknowledgement or proof regarding your PTPTN has been exempted successfully. You need to keep it safely and use it as a proof in case somebody asks you to pay your loan again.

For the instalment you have paid, I am not sure how long they will refund to you. What you can do is keep follow-up with PTPTN regularly, perhaps every three months to check the status of the refund. Please be friendly and patient, your refund should eventually return to your pocket.

All the best!

Tee said...

Hi Xaivier,

Thanks for your reply.

My case is little bit special. I'm graduated on May/06, I didn't make the repayment cause someone from my colleague telling me that they will assist to convert it to scholarship.

So, until Feb of 2011, when I'm about to do my first oversea business trip, I only found out that I'm blacklisted by PTPTN cause no repayments are made. So as usual, I made a lump sum payment & forced to perform standing instruction for the monthly repayment.

Until Feb of this year, I only made my move to apply for the exemption :D Round & round of document submission, finally I was told it got approved by this month (actually is Sept, they sent me the letter but I didn't receive it).

When I dropped by PTPTN to collect the copy of the acknowledgement letter, learnt from my statement, even I start the repayment from Feb 2011, every year they are still charging me lawyer fee because my case are been summoned. Reason of why, they didn't manage to do the adjustment & inform the lawyer =.=" The lawyer fee will be around RM300 per year, & i'm charged for 4 years, start from 2010, brilliant!!!

However, I filled up the refund form today & the officer told me it will take 21 working days. So, finger cross :)

Thanks again Xaivier.

Regards - Tee

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Tee,

Thanks for your sharing.

I think we can learn two things from your case.

First, we must do our homework and don't merely believe others. Sometimes, I do simply depends on my friends' points of view for some of my personal tasks. It turns out that, often, one solution that applicable for them may inapplicable to me. Nonetheless, their suggestion can be considered, instead of accepting it per se.

Second, we should be serious and always follow-up the things we concern about, especially our financial stuff. I did experience quite huge losses due to my ignorance for a financial product I bought. It is normal, I guess. The most important thing is to learn from mistakes and avoid similar mistakes in the future.

All the best ^ ^

Tee said...

yes Sir :D

Arthas Lim said...

http://www.ptptn.gov.my/web/guest/bayaran-balik/pengecualian

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Arthas Lim,

Thanks for the information.

It looks like the content of the link is the same as one link that has been stated in this post since Dec 2011, i.e. http://www.ptptn.gov.my/web/guest/pembiayaan/pengecualian.

Cheer!

skitty yeong said...

Hi Xaivier,

Thanks for the very useful information here! Really appreciate.

I have a question here. After you've completed all the required documents, you use which method (poslaju/ pos express/ pos daftar) to post to their office??

Hope to get your reply real soon. Cheers! :)

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Skitty,

You are welcome. : )

I used pos daftar to post my PTPTN application. This is because Pos daftar provides tracking number and is cheaper than poslaju. Of course, compared to Poslaju, it takes 2~3 more days, and you need to use your own envelope.

All the best.

Cheers!

skitty yeong said...

Thanks for the fast reply Xaivier. Have a nice day! :)

Ellie YiLih said...

I graduated this year in October and sent my application for conversion right after that. Just 4 days ago, I've received the letter saying that my application is successful. Wanna say thank you very much for sharing the informations. God bless.

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